Mag. 4.9 earthquake - 61 km northeast of Luwuk, Kabupaten Banggai, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia, on Sunday, 25 Oct 2020 2:28 pm (GMT +8) -

Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - 61 km northeast of Luwuk, Kabupaten Banggai, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia, on Sunday, 25 Oct 2020 2:28 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Oct 06:35 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 7 minutes.
25 Oct 06:40: Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards W.
25 Oct 12:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9. Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards SSE.
Update Sun, 25 Oct 2020, 07:38
Light magnitude 4.8 quake hits 130 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia
4.8 quake: Minahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, Indonesia, 25 Oct 2020 06:28
4.8 quake: Minahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, Indonesia, 25 Oct 2020 06:28
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred 1 hour and 10 minutes ago 130 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) reported. The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Sunday 25 October at 2.28 pm local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
A second report was later issued by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) agency, which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.8.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Luwuk (pop. 47,800) at a distance of 61 km with weak shaking, and Gorontalo (pop. 144,200) at a distance of 130 km with weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 25 Oct 2020 06:28:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 25 Oct 2020 2:28 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.64°S / 123.24°E (Central Sulawesi, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (187 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) E of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
1922 km (1194 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 30.1°C (86 F), humidity: 64%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from E
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.910 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.920 km62 Km NE of Luwuk, IndonesiaEMSC
M 4.812 km59 Km ENE of Luwuk, IndonesiaUSGS
M 4.910 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.010.4 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaGeoAu
M 4.812 km59 Km ENE of Luwuk, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Gangtok, sikkim, india (4834.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
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